Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Rwanda UK Asylum Seeker Proposal

PERN has written to local MP Neil Hudson to ask him for a position statement about the Government’s plan to send people seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda. We’ve expressed our outrage and shock at the despicable, unworkable proposal.  We invite you to email Dr Hudson too, at   If you prefer, you can use… Continue reading Rwanda UK Asylum Seeker Proposal

Homes for Ukraine Scheme

We feel for the plight of all who are fleeing war and persecution in so many places around the world. We speak out about the deeply divisive way this government treats refugees and asylum seekers, most obviously in the Nationality and Borders Bill that is currently passing through Parliament. We also say firmly that race… Continue reading Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Nationality and Borders Bill

This is a crucial piece of legislation and, from the very outset, hundreds of organisations, including PERN, have opposed its cruel approach to the asylum system. It would see refugees treated differently depending on how they arrive in the UK, be criminalised for entering irregularly, and potentially be flown overseas to have their asylum application… Continue reading Nationality and Borders Bill